USA Today Coaches’ Poll Released


USA Today released their preseason coaches’ poll just a little while ago. Here it is, in its full glory. Before proceeding, however, please note that your much beloved St. John’s Red Storm did not meet the requirements of a poll taken by coaches. To be fair to these coaches, they are basically taking educated guesses at this point. No different from what you or I would do.

Okay. Here it is. The USA Today Coaches’ Poll in all its wondrous, always topical, never controversial, fullness — or something like that…likely something.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Kentucky 21-12 767               16 NR
2 Michigan St. 27-9 749                3 13
3 Louisville 35-5 741                 10 1
4 Duke 30-6 710                  3 5
5 Arizona 27-8 637                  0 14
6 Kansas 31-6 623                  0 8
7 Syracuse 30-10 551                   0 3
8 Florida 29-8 550                  0 9
9 Michigan 31-8 548                  0 2
10 Ohio St. 29-8 533                  0 6
11 North Carolina 25-11 494                  0 NR
12 Oklahoma St. 24-9 462                  0 NR
13 Memphis 31-5 334                  0 18
14 Gonzaga 32-3 270                   0 12
15 Va. Commonwealth 27-9 258                   0 23
16 Wichita St. 30-9 233                   0 4
17 Marquette 26-9 230                   0 11
18 Oregon 28-9 175                    0 15
19 Connecticut 20-10 167                    0 NR
20 New Mexico 29-6 153                    0 19
21 Wisconsin 23-12 148                    0 22
22 Notre Dame 25-10 128                     0 NR
23 UCLA 25-10 121                   0 NR
24 Indiana 29-7 118                   0 7
25 Virginia 23-12 103                     0 NR

 

Others Receiving Votes: Baylor 102; Colorado 93; Creighton 87; Iowa 86; Tennessee 73; Georgetown 38; Harvard 28; Pittsburgh 23; California 16; Boise State 11; Saint Louis 8; La Salle 7; Temple 4; Missouri 4; Villanova 4; Kansas State 3; LSU 2; Iowa State 2; Arizona State 2; Illinois 2; Georgia 1; UNLV 1.

It is worth noting, however, that this poll is probably going to change a few times before the season is over. I mean, I am not expert, but you know.

 

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